"Downloading Nancy's" Sex And Mutilation Leaves Sundance Gasping, Crying & Walking Out
"Downloading Nancy" stars Maria Bello, Jason Patric, Amy Brenneman and Rufus Sewell.
Maria, one of my favorite actresses, plays Nancy. She hires a murderous pen pal on the Internet to come and kill her. (I think it's because she's depressed.)
While she's waiting to be offed by Patric, Nancy self-mutilates with a razor blade. She cuts herself all over the place. Not even her shrink, played by "Judging" Amy Brenneman, can talk her out of it. Nancy's husband, played by British theater star Sewell, has no luck either.
By the time Nancy meets up with Patric's Louis, she's cut herself to ribbons and bleeding all over.
When did I walk out, er, escape from the theater? At the point that Louis ties her up in bed. Bello, naked, squirms while Patric cuts her and has sex with her. You can't imagine all the distributors and journalists I ran into in the lobby. "One woman was crying when she left," a ticket taker told me.
Keep reading: "...completely unwatchable..."
Read Variety's review: "Commercial prospects, at least Stateside, are below zero."
Entertainment Weekly's review: A "highbrow-pervo conversation piece"
Cinemablend.com: "It was like the film was raping my face."